mount maunganui beach

Mount Maunganui, a local surf beach with an iconic extinct volcano.
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golden sands on the pacific

Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach, is New Zealand’s “Surf City”, is world famous for its white sand and clear waters. It has been crowned the ‘Best Beach in New Zealand’ by TripAdvisor, and ranks among the top 25 best beaches in the world.

Stroll across the road and choose a table at any number of apartments, beachside cafes and restaurants. This relaxed beach town can be likened to Southern California and Australia’s Gold Coast with the charm of New Zealand.

Overlooking the beachfront holiday mecca, towers the mountain itself – Mauao. Standing 232m above sea level, Mauao means ‘caught be the dawn’ and offers expansive ocean views, majestic pohutukawa trees, peaceful beach inlets.

Mount Maunganui Beach is often submitted for large scale films needing beachside apartment blocks much like Venice Beach in LA.

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location & distance

One of the great things about filming in the Bay of Plenty is the close proximity to New Zealand cities and rural townships.  Even when you are enjoying our spectacular rural filming locations you still have access to major infrastructure and amenities nearby.

Auckland CBD

233 Kilometres | 2 Hours, 53 Minutes

Tauranga CBD

71 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 11 Minutes

Rotorua CBD

71 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 11 Minutes

Whakatane CBD

87 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 19 Minutes

Taupo CBD

158 Kilometres | 2 Hours, 6 Minutes